A Licensed Acupuncturist earns an average salary of $46,238 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Licensed Acupuncturist Total Pay (?
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$24,392 - $84,842
(Median)
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46K
62K
85K
MEDIAN: $46,237
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Licensed Acupuncturist Total Pay (?
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$17.76 - $73.41
(Median)
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31
51
73
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data

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$24,392 - $84,842  
   
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$0.00 - $15,101  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,287 - $108,342  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 241
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.76 - $73.41  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,101  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,287 - $108,342  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 241
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Job Description for Licensed Acupuncturist
  • Confer with clients about their medical histories and any problems with stress or pain in order to determine what acupuncture techniques would be helpful.
  • Place small needles into predetermined sites on a patient's skin to relieve pain or stress.
  • Assess clients' soft tissue condition, nerves and blood vessels to determine appropriate acupressure sites.
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Experience Affects Licensed Acupuncturist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 18%
Mid-Career
up arrow 17%
National Average
$51,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 5%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 27 votes.
Gender
Female
63%
female alumni
 
Male
37%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 36% dental benefits Dental: 21%
vision benefits Vision: 11% employee benefits None: 64%
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